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Old 01-28-2010, 08:41 PM   #1
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Millions of Kindles sold - Edgadget

I'll see if I can find the original source but Engadget is reporting that Jeff Bezos stated in the latest fiscal report that millions of people own Kindles.

ABC News is saying something similar but also includes that Amazon sells "six Kindle books for every 10 physical copies."

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Old 01-28-2010, 08:59 PM   #2
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Interesting, and AT&T reported they activated around 1 million eReader devices last quarter (Oct-Dec), which includes Kindles, Nooks, and Sony's.
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:04 AM   #3
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More details (sorta) here: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp...ReQaoHJqKl5m1A

Big holiday profits, the "6 out of 10 are ebooks" doesn't include free ebooks, 410k ebook titles....
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More details (sorta) here: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp...ReQaoHJqKl5m1A

Big holiday profits, the "6 out of 10 are ebooks" doesn't include free ebooks, 410k ebook titles....
Actually 6/16, ~37.5%.
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I wish Amazon gave real sales figures, instead of vague statement.... however.... they have sold a bunch, and that's good for everyone

Millions is a good number, and I hope they sell millions more.....
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I wish Amazon gave real sales figures, instead of vague statement.... however.... they have sold a bunch, and that's good for everyone

Millions is a good number, and I hope they sell millions more.....
Me too - right after they convert to ePub. That might lower their Kindle sales but should vastly increase their eBook sales.
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Jeff Bezos said they may never release actual sales figures, for competitive reasons.

That is why I find the AT&T numbers so interesting-similar to how they release iPhone activation numbers, which gives a different view of iPhone sales.
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Me too - right after they convert to ePub. That might lower their Kindle sales but should vastly increase their eBook sales.
Good point... I have bought a few books from them and stripped the DRM (of course) but that Topaz keeps me from buying more. I would like to give them money, but they don't seem to want it. Kobo, BookOnBoard,Smashwords...etc... they seem to want my money, so I give it to them instead.

Oh, and ATT is only the US. The iPhone is global, so the sales figures can't really be tied to a US carrier....
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Oh, and ATT is only the US. The iPhone is global, so the sales figures can't really be tied to a US carrier....
That's what makes the numbers interesting Apple announces total iPhone sales, but doesn't always break them up by region.
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